Philippines

Thousands flee as Typhoon Rammasun batters east Philippines, heads for Manila

Rosemarie Francisco Thousands of people in the Philippines fled from their homes on Tuesday as the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year made landfall, toppling trees and cutting power as it made its way...

Deadly typhoon hits Philippines

A fisherman tries to secure his boat at Imus.

Lindsay Murdoch The first typhoon of the year smashed into the Philippines with winds gusts up to 185 kilometres per hour, killing at least five people.

Philippines fishermen sail into jaws of a Chinese leviathan

Hard times: children sit in front of idle fishing boats on the shore of Masinloc, a town in the Philippines that depends on catches from the disputed Scarborough Shoal area.

Floyd Whaley The fishermen of a sleepy Philippine town find themselves pitted against the might of China's navy.

US, Philippines reach deal on troops

In Kuala Lumpur, US President Barack Obama receives a tour from the Grand Imam Tan Sri Syaikh Ismail Muhammad and Abdul Rashid Bin Md Isa  right while he visits the Warrior Mausoleum at the National Mosque of Malaysia.

Jim Gomez The United States and the Philippines have reached a 10-year pact that would allow a larger US military presence in this Southeast Asian nation as it grapples with increasingly tense territorial...

Philippines, Muslim rebels sign peace pact to end 45-year conflict

The Philippines and its largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have signed a final peace pact, ending about 45 years of conflict that has killed more than 120,000 people in the...

Philippines sues China to assert claim over resource-rich waters

Philippines Marines and a television reporter on board a supply ship gesture towards a Chinese coastguard vessel near Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea on March 29.

Erik de Castro One day after a Philippine government vessel succesfully ran a Chinese blockade, Manila has challenged Beijing's claims to disputed South China Sea waters at a UN tribunal.

Philippines on brink of peace deal with insurgents

Floyd Whaley The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim insurgency group have worked out the final details of a historic peace agreement that many hope will end more than 40 years of violence in...

Dozens of rebels killed after Philippines peace deal

Philippine soldiers patrol a rice field during a clearing operation rebels in the Maguindanao province.

More than 40 people killed days after a landmark peace deal was struck with the largest Muslim insurgency group in the Philippines.

We're China's Czechoslovakia, says Philippines

Keith Bradsher President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines called on Tuesday for nations around the world to support the Philippines in resisting China's assertive claims to the seas near his country,...

US general criticises Japan, Philippines' anti-China views

Calling for calm: US Air Force General Herbert

Comments by the leaders of Japan and the Philippines drawing parallels between China's growing assertiveness in the region and events in prewar Europe are "not helpful", said the commander of US air...

7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Philippines

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Over 70 people have been killed in a major earthquake which has shaken the Philippines' second biggest city.

Philippines quake toll nearly 100 and set to rise

Residents walk past a collapsed church in the town of Loboc.

Historic churches destroyed as landslides cut off communities on central island.

Super Typhoon Haiyan slams Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan pictured on a NOAA satellite handout image.

Brian K. Sullivan Three people have been killed and seven others hurt as one of the most intense typhoons on record whipped the Philippines, terrifying millions as monster winds tore roofs off buildings and giant...

US aircraft carrier to support Philippines relief efforts

Aircraft carrier USS George Washington

The United States will send the USS George Washington aircraft carrier to support relief efforts in the Philippines, as the US military ramps assistance after a devastating typhoon killed an...

Super typhoon Haiyan: Philippines death toll fears mount as armed looters appear

Survivors in Tacloban city

Lindsay Murdoch The death toll and devastation wrought by super typhoon Haiyan could be far worse than has been revealed so far as efforts to get emergency supplies to the worst hit areas are hampered by armed...

Disease fears as medics overwhelmed in Philippines after typhoon Haiyan

Lindsay Murdoch South-east Asia Correspondent Cebu Authorities fear outbreaks of diseases in areas devastated by super typhoon Haiyan, with the United Nations calling for more urgency in rescue operations that have been hampered by armed looters...

China boosts typhoon Haiyan aid donation to Philippines after initial sum raises eyebrows

A girl sits as she wait with her relatives to have a chance to board an army cargo plane

Philip Wen China has increased its offer of aid to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines after an embarrassing outcry over its meagre $US100,000 initial donation - but the attention has already turned to the damage...

Typhoon Haiyan slams the Philippines

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Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm on Earth this year, approximately 600 kilometres wide, has slammed into the Philippines' central islands forcing millions of people to move to safer ground and...

Rice prices skyrocket as Typhoon Haiyan shreds Philippines economy

Philippines Cain Nunns Cebu The economic cost of typhoon Haiyan to the Philippines is slowly emerging as government inspection teams reach outlying areas, revealing the extent of damage to the rice crop - and with it, commodity...

Outrage at killings near Philippines mine

Lindsay Murdoch, Bangkok Church leaders and activists call for nationwide protests over the murder of the family of a tribal leader who has led opposition to an Australian-run gold and copper mine on Mindanao Island.